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Wednesday 17 June 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 17, 1953). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vernon Coaker . In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Strictly Personal.
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What the sky looked like on 17 June 1953

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Movies

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Country: United States

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Houdini

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

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The Last Posse

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Derek, Charles Bickford, Wanda Hendrix

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The Kid from Left Field

Directed by: Harmon Jones

Starring: Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft, Billy Chapin, Lloyd Bridges

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Malta Story

Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst

Starring: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Strictly Personal

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Place the Face

Stars at Blackpool

Operation Neptune

The Great Detective

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Vernon Coaker: English educator and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.
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Facts:
  • Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
  • Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
  • Riots in East Germany for reunification.
  • East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 17, 1953 - Geocentric view

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Books

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The Dark Angel

By: Mika Waltari

The sweeping, powerful story of the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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Kingfishers Catch Fire

By: Rumer Godden

A powerful novel about idealism and its consequences set in the Himalayas. Set in Kashmir, this is the story of Sophie, a young and idealistic Englishwoman with two young daughters who

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The Rommel Papers

By: B.H. Liddell Hart

When Erwin Rommel died—by forced suicide at Hitler’s command—he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of

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The Poor Man'S Guide To Europe

By: David Dodge

308 page hard cover book on traveling Europe on a tight budget.

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